Beijing City Tour (Old Summer Palace & Temple of Heaven)

6-days winter solo backpacking in Mainland China
january 26 -  february 01, 2013 saturday to friday

How to go to summer palace;
Old summer palace station of Daxing line (blue-green) of subway.


The Summer Palace (literally "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony") is a palace in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List. It declared the Summer Palace "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Palace

old summer palace

old summer palace

old summer palace

old summer palace

old summer palace

old summer palace

How to go to temple of heaven;
Tiantan east gate station of Yizhuang line (dark pink) of subway.

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Heaven

temple of heaven

temple of heaven

temple of heaven

temple of heaven

temple of heaven

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